Other Activities

Hanging Glacier in the Canadian Rockies

Hanging Glacier in the Canadian Rockies

Peer-Review - I have served as a peer-reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Nature Sustainability, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Climatic Change, Climate and Development, Environmental Research Letters, Environment and Planning A, Regional Environmental Change, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, and the Journal of Mountain Science. I have also served as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as book reviewer for Mountain Research and Development.

Visual Methods - I believe that compelling images from the frontlines of environmental change provide a
strong complement to text-based communication approaches. To this end, I have been actively involved in the use of photography-based science communication methods for several years, with photos published in numerous popular and academic outlets (e.g. VICE, Nature Climate Change). I am currently advancing this work through my involvement in the Public Scholar Initiative, with current efforts centered on producing a photography exhibition about the lives of residents in remote high mountain regions, how they are adapting to the novel environmental dynamic presented by a changing climate, and the implications of their experiences for our responsibilities as global citizens.

Novel Collaboration - I am involved in novel forms of collaboration that aim to engage diverse audiences in issues related to environmental change. For example, I gave a TEDx talk that aimed to ‘de-abstract’ climate change by combining my photography with personal narratives from climate-affected communities. I am also an expert adviser for Alpinist magazine, a National Geographic Young Explorer's project investigating the effects of climate change on ice climbing, and a first-of-its-kind classical music compositions inspired by the science for environmental change in cold regions.

Scholarly Network Development - I have played a lead role in the development of several scholarly networks. For example, I am a co-founder (with Sameer Shah and Lucy Rodina) of the Environmental Change and Transformations Network at the Liu Institute for Global Issues as well as an original member of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University. I am also a co-organizer of the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability's weekly speaker series. Such engagement is essential for cultivating the connections and conversations that underpin effective environmental change research.